The outgoing Secretary General Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, Alice Alaso, says if she did not resist bribes and several job offers from the ruling NRM party, the FDC party would not be active today.
While giving her last address as the Secretary General FDC party to the delegates gathered at Lugogo for the National Delegates’ conference this afternoon, Alaso who has served the party as Secretary General for 10 years says the position of Secretary General is a challenging one because it is the heart of the party and comes with several pressures.
Alaso did not give details of the leadership positions and kind of bribes she was offered by the ruling NRM party but went on to narrate the pressures and offers from the ruling NRM for her to betray or abandon the party.
She asked the delegates’ to elect level headed people, who can withstand pressures from various camps and resist attempts by forces against the party.
“Because without such people, the party will collapse without achieving its objectives of capturing state power.”
However when contacted about Alaso’s claims, Rogers Mulindwa the spokesperson for NRM party, rubbished the claim saying NRM that enjoys support across the country cannot bend low to bribe people like Alice Alaso.
He says what Alaso can now do best is to cross to the NRM “now that her term of office as Secretary General for FDC has expired because she is competent to be a member of NRM, and since she knows how hard it is to work in opposition as a woman.”
Alaso pledged to continue with the FDC and to guide the person who will later be elected to take over from her.
She says those who will be elected should work together with the current party President Mugisha Muntu in order to further strengthen the party at grassroots level.
Alaso also encouraged women to take leadership positions in the party.
FDC party, the largest opposition party in the country is currently holding elections for 35 positions in the party.